Patience is youth's treasury, but making them patient is tragedy
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar presented its 7 years report card ‘Nyay Ke Sath Vikash ke 7 Saal’ on 24 November, 2012. In this report card, the government has announced that in coming years more than 2 lakh vacancies will be filled and so more than 2 lakh unemployed will be employed. No doubt this announcement will make some unemployed youth happy. They will now start dreaming for a job in coming future which has yet not fulfilled in the last seven years. Government announcement shows it is at least serious about the unemployment in the state. But the moot question is that whether this announcement will remain on paper or will this target ever be fulfilled? If we look back in the last seven years, employment achievement of the government, it shows some different pictures. No doubt a large number of unemployed in the state were provided jobs. Government has succeeded, however partially, in preventing brain drain. Even in the context of laborers and at some extent educated youths, signs of reverse migration were noticed. It shows that some opportunities were created that is why educated youths as well as laborers are returning in Bihar. But we shouldn't forget that:
- A large number of youths were employed on contractual basis where they get merely Rs. 5000 to 10000 which is not sufficient when we imagine 10 percent inflation.
- Contractual job means uncertain future. Nobody can guarantee their future.
- State Public Service Commission and State Staff Selection Commission have advertised thousands of permanent jobs. But the functioning of these institutions shows that even 3 years are not sufficient for recommendations. For example, Bihar Staff Selection Commission had invited applications for first graduate level examination in 2010, now we are knocking the door of 2013, but process has not completed yet. Similarly in the case of BPSC’s 53-55 advertisement, mains result is yet to be announced.
Some more doubts are in mind, which force us not to accept every announcement as a reality. But there is no other way in front of Unemployed youths of Bihar. They are waiting for years and they can wait for more years. Patience is their treasury, but making them patient is tragedy. State recruiting bodies should realize it. State government’s intention is good, but only good intention is not sufficient. Everybody should respect youth power.